2016. USA. Dir: Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter et al. 66 min.
A year and a half after its surprise drop on HBO, Beyoncé’s “visual album” stands a bravura work of visual storytelling, lyrical prowess, and poetic reclamation. The film synthesizes dozens of directors’, writers’, and cinematographers’ visions into one comprehensive package: an exquisite portrait of both the singer’s individual life story and the universal experiences of Black women in America.
Buster Keaton ’15 liked to satirize melodramas. Brett Keating ’15 likes to direct them:
Come audition for The Wesleyan Melodrama! The Melodrama is back this year, with more gettin’ crunk than ever.* And Beyoncé. Lots and lots of Beyoncé. Auditions will be held tonight from 6-8 and tomorrow from 5-7 in the Nics Lounge. Come prepared with a song (or not) and be prepared to be funny (or not.)
NO theater experience necessary.
*–Not sponsored by 2nd Stage.
Date & Time: Tuesday, 6-8 PM; Wednesday, 5-7 PM Place: Nics Lounge Space is the Placebook: facebook
Catherine D. Reed ’12 e-mailed me this afternoon requesting that I post about Burlesque. I assumed that this show sells out without even a Wesleying mention, but I’m happy to oblige her. I know that the live-bloggers certainly enjoyed the Burlesque presence at the WSA Debate last night. But, grab ’em while they’re hot, folks. The tickets, not the dancers. Don’t wanna mess with those bouncers respect, nor do you want to wander into the territory of assault and harassment..
Thursday 4/26 @ 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday 4/27 @ 10 p.m. and Midnight
Saturday 4/28 @ 10 p.m. and Midnight
Tickets will be sold in Usdan and WesWings at lunch and dinner until they’re gone, and I’ve heard a tip stating that tickets for the Friday 10 p.m. and Saturday Midnight shows are almost sold out! Rumors circling Wesleyan pique curiosity about whether or not Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter will actually make an appearance at the show, so you do not want to miss out. Click beyond the jump for a note from Burlesque’s Directors (Emily Lippe ’12, Emily Steck’12, & Casey Reed ’12)
Walk with me into your kitchen. Or, for my underclass(wo)men out there, pull open that pitiful drawer where you keep your dishes and your food. Count up how many adorable black Usdan bowls, amber-colored ribbed cups, charmingly stout black coffee cups, timeless white plates you see. Feeling the shame yet? No? Take a look at your silverware. While it may not look like this set, it probably has that crooked or all-too-flat flatware look that you’d find in, none other but, the Usdan Marketplace. Yes, for those of you who are lucky enough to have picked up a copy of Tuesday’s Argus misprint, you know the diatribe I’m prepared to launch into in this post. Stealing at Usdan, it’s an issue. But, why is it an issue? My first step was to ask why students steal.
Read on after the jump to find out my musings on the staggering increase in one semester of theft over last year (shown above); why students steal; how it affects not only Bon Appetit, but the students themselves; the newly implemented measures for Dishware Amnesty; and why we ought to just quit stealing from ourselves all together. There’s a special treat for those of you bored courageous enough to read all the way to the end of this post.